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The Sloane Eat

Where to eat this weekend Try something new, and we mean new, the opening party was only last Tuesday and it was a great success. The Botanist is the place to be if you’re in Chelsea this weekend.   This little gem right on Sloane Square is just the place to go for relaxed and sophisticated fine dinning. It’s the latest addition to Tom and Ed Martin’s renowned gastro empire that includes The Empress of India and The Gun.   The Botanist draws together influences from all over the world while remaining essentially British at heart. So have lunch there this weekend and try the white asparagus […]

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Ted Baker Store

Following the success of his womenswear store in Langley Court, Covent Garden, Ted has decided to bring a decadent touch of femininity to South Molton Street. Aside from also stocking his divine womenswear collection, this 1272 sq ft store is very much its own lady, with a style all of her own. A refuge from the hustle and bustle of the West End, the store’s an opulent oasis. The interior has a classical feel that was inspired by glorious Mayfair ladies of old and their equally splendid homes – mirroring the elegance of the clothing perfectly. A gold rose layered […]

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Anya Hindmarch

Named in honour of Anya’s grandmother, the Cooper is the definitive style to carry this season. This shoulder bag is absolute in its allure and flawless finish. Smooth calf edged in reflective mirror; caramel with brash gold, stone grey with silver and cream with pale gold. Clasped with a rectangular lock inlaid with leather, the Cooper is the perfect addition to the simplified, pared down elegance of Spring’s wardrobe. The finish of woven leather on the Lancer and the Osmond provide texture and hardware shines on metal links and clasps. The Osmond is oversize, slouchy and softly structured for day […]

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Fair Trade Gifts

If you thought fair trade was all about coffee and bananas, a new company aims to challenge that view. Fairgift has searched the world to find high quality products for that original gift idea or wedding list. They've discovered original gifts for the home and garden such as stylish tables, gorgeous bed linen, stunning wedding albums and beautiful household accessories. Founder Brian Walmsley says, “Just being fair trade is not enough. The products also need to be of outstanding design and quality.” “We and our partners work with the producers in order to make that happen. What Fairgift does is […]

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Montblanc Watch Launch

Montblanc’s celebration of the first Montblanc Chronograph with its own in-house movement: “Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph” A glamorous evening Gala and spectacular show by Robert Wilson – the worldpremiere of the “Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph” takesplace on 9 April at the SIHH 2008. In honour of the new chronograph with the firstever in-house manufactured Montblanc watch movement, theatre visionary RobertWilson will stage a performance entitled “Writing Time”. World renowned composerPhilip Glass will supply the music and a very special male celebrity surprise guestfrom Hollywood’s A-list actors will present this genuine “time writer” in the presenceof more […]

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Quintessentially Models

Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle group, is thrilled to announce the launch of Quintessentially Models, a new boutique model agency that will focus on ethical model management and refuse to represent any ‘size zero’ models. Taking a firm stance on the issues that are at the forefront of the fashion industry, Quintessentially Models are working together with B-eat, the biggest eating disorder charity in the UK, to raise awareness of the size zero concern. The agency will provide an in-house councillor for their models, on-hand to talk to and advise the girls if they are feeling the pressures of the […]

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Lulu Guinness Collection

‘French Kiss’ For Autumn Winter 2008 Lulu Guinness has created a romantic and stylish collection entitled ‘French Kiss’. The story is based on French romantic cinema and the actress Anna Karina. Lips feature strongly in this collection, and iconic pieces like the Perspex lips and the Snakeskin lips are already a hit with ‘Model of the Moment’ Agyness Deyn. Lips have also been used in quilting details, prints and embroidery. Clutches covered in soft black or silver snakeskin, with a pair of silver lips as the clasp. Using a strong black, red and silver colour palette, complemented with touches of […]

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Luxury Homes of Alfred Dunhill

Committed to advancing the pursuit of male indulgence, this British luxury menswear and accessories brand has developed a unique global concept which embraces the male luxury and retail lifestyle. Reflecting its pillars of masculinity, functionality, quality and Britishness, the Homes of Alfred Dunhill will represent the third dimension of luxury – The Experience, allowing the customer to truly live the brand. As well as offering a superior and effortless retail experience, the Homes of Alfred Dunhill will be further distinguished by a range of considered services. Every Home will boast a bespoke tailoring service, barber’s shop, bar, a Bentley chauffeur […]

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Celebrate Spring in Style

Links of London have launched one new product and one new Collection. A Limited Edition Travel Charm Bracelet has been created to celebrate the opening of Links of London at Heathrow Terminal 5. The bracelet will be sold exclusively at Links of London in Heathrow Terminal 5 from the opening on Thursday 27th March 2008. The Sterling Silver classic charm bracelet features a selection of six holiday inspired charms from the extensive Links of London charm bar selection. The charms include the Copacabana Bikini, Flip Flop 3 Flowers, Globe Trotter, Jumbo, Jackie O Sunglasses and Lucky Catch Shell. Duty free […]

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Carolina Bucci Collection

Carolina Bucci’s Flagship store has been going from strength to strength, her clients include some of London’s greatest style icons; Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan to name a few. Perhaps this is because her pieces offer something truly unique, Carolina always injects a personal sense of fun and playfulness into her jewellery. Carolina recently launched The Lucky Collection which beautifully captures the spirit and essence of ‘friendship bracelets’ within the world of fine jewellery. The latest charm to be introduced into the lucky portfolio is the Evil Eye which is traditionally […]

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Climate Cars Launch

The word “minicab” and the word “glamourous” have rarely been used in thesame sentence. Who ever heard of a minicab service that serves complimentarywater and magazines? Who ever heard of cabs with leather seats and airconditioning?Who ever heard of cab drivers that actually know where they aregoing and that get out and open the door for you? Eco-friendly Climatecars, thehottest new mode of transport to hit the streets of London, is throwingeverything commonly associated with cabs out of its tinted windows and settinga very new standard. The traditional minicab conjures up images of clueless drivers, dirty seats,peculiar smells, and clapped […]

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